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Student season tickets for the 2011 OU football season go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday. Tickets will be on sale through May 13. Season-ticket packages for students are $170. Charges will be posted to the student’s bursar account. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. Students will be able to purchase tickets at or in person at the OU Athletics Ticket Office. Only full-time students enrolled in 12 credit hours or more through fall 2011 are eligible for student tickets. The Sooners are coming off a 12-2 season, which culminated in a win over Connecticut in the Fiesta Bowl. — RJ Young/The Daily

Music festival seeks volunteers Norman Music Festival coordinators are seeking 150 volunteers for the upcoming event April 28 to 30. Volunteer duties include crowd control, festival cleanup, hospitality, parking and other duties. Volunteers will be asked to serve a four-hour shift, but volunteer coordinator Gizem Aydin said organizers can work with volunteers who have less time. Volunteers must attend one of the two orientation sessions prior to the event, Aydin said. The meetings take place at 2 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Monday at the Norman Public Library, and will assign volunteer duties. No experience or prior knowledge is necessary to be a volunteer, Aydin said. Volunteers will be invited to attend a volunteer party May 4 and will receive a free T-shirt, Aydin said. To volunteer, email


Incoming UOSA president Hannah Morris, political science and public relations junior, delivers closing remarks during Thursday’s inauguration ceremony for UOSA student leaders in the Oklahoma Memorial Union’s Beaird Lounge. Morris was elected March 30 with 2,699 votes.

New campus leaders sworn in Outgoing UOSA president, vice president and CAC chairwoman say goodbye, good luck to new officers during Thursday’s inauguration CARMEN FORMAN The Oklahoma Daily


hursday marked the beginning of new eras for UOSA and the Campus Activities Council, as a new UOSA president, vice president and CAC chairwoman were inaugurated in the Oklahoma Memorial Union. Hannah Morris, political science and public relations junior, and Laura Bock, zoology junior, were inaugurated as UOSA president and vice president, respectively. Melissa Mock, international and area studies junior, formally began her term as CAC chairwoman. Outgoing student-leaders reminisced about their terms, and the incoming leaders outlined their plans for the upcoming year. Outgoing CAC chairwoman Valerie Hall said she had made lifelong friends participating in different roles within UOSA during her time at OU. Attendees should make the most of their four years at OU, Hall said.

“Don’t cry because it’s over — smile because it r. Seuss. happened,” Hall said, quoting Dr. o include more Mock spoke about her plans to ganizations on co-programming between organizations C chairwoman. campus during her term as CAC OSA presiFranz Zenteno, outgoing UOSA dent, said he will remain at OU next year but does not plan on playing a major part in UOSA. “I think we all have our chance to make a difference. I think this was my chance,” said Zenteno. “I think I will be a student, and as a student I will be supportive of the new administration.” A f t e r Z e n t e n o’s s p e e c h , n Morris and Bock were sworn in by Graduate Student Senatee Superior Judge Justice Barrettt Powers. ch Morris gave the closing speech ad of the evening and said she had high hopes for next year. “A better experience, a betterr system, a better OU,” Morris said.

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Student to hold non-traditional bar mitzvah 19-year-old to hold belated bar mitzvah ceremony after becoming interested in Judaism RACHAEL CERVENKA The Oklahoma Daily

An OU student is embracing his Jewish faith by having a bar mitzvah ceremony at the age of 19. The majority of Jewish men have their bar mitzvahs when they are 13 years old. However, meteorology sophomore Jonathan Wille said despite his age he wants the ceremony and to become a man by the standards of his faith. When Wille came to OU from New Jersey, his perspectives on religion took a dramatic turn. “Moving to Oklahoma definitely has an effect on people,” Wille said. Once he moved to Norman he began to notice how important religion was to people here, Wille said. He said observing the devout nature of this faith led him to begin observing Jewish traditions and seeking out members of the local Jewish community. Wille began participating in activities with Oklahoma Hillel. Hillel is a pluralistic home for Jewish students from all backgrounds, as well as for non-Jewish students interested in learning about Judaism and supporting

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the campus Jewish community, according to the organization’s website. When he began feeling comfortable with Hillel, Wille said he also began to think about his own spirituality. He started speaking to rabbis, and said they helped him find his own path to Judaism. “I wouldn’t say that I found God, but it just became more obvious to me that I do believe in something,” Wille said. Once he had this realization, Wille said he began to ponder the idea of a bar mitzvah. Hillel Executive Director Keren Ayalon said it is very special to have a bar mitzvah at Wille’s age. “A lot of Jewish children have bar mitzvahs because it is what is done, but when you do it later on in

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Jonathan Wille, meteorology sophomore, stands outside the sanctuary at Hillel where his bar mitzvah will be held Sunday. life it is because you want to do it,” Ayalon said. Wille’s bar mitzvah will be slightly different from the average ceremony, he said. Being older grants him the privilege of choosing what he would like to do. His whole family is traveling from New Jersey and Los Angeles for the occasion. “The ceremony means that the community is supporting me in my ambition to become a

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responsible Jewish man,” Wille said. Once Wille has completed his ceremony he will begin attending regular services. “The Jewish community loves having people that are already Jewish embrace their Judaism, and they don’t care what age they are as long as it is meaningful to them,” Wille said. Wille will travel to Israel this summer, Ayalon said.

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An OU student theater club will present a collection of halfminute skits today on campus. Presented by the Student Theatre Initiative, 30 Second Plays will feature comedic shorts beginning at 11 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center, Room 317. The skits will range from three to 45 seconds, initiative co-president and scenic design junior Chris Fitzer said. “Our goal for the end of the show is to give students a break and some breathing room to just relax and have a good time before finals hit,” troupe captain and drama junior Madison Niederhauser said. 30 Second Plays were first presented on campus in 2007 when student Michael Ferguson created the forum, Niederhauser said. When Ferguson graduated, however, the event was left without a leader and wasn’t presented last year, Niederhauser said. The absence of the event led to Niederhauser’s involvement, she said. More than 80 skits have been accepted for the performance, but submissions are still being evaluated and can still be accepted, Fitzer said. A 12-person troupe consisting “You don’t need two hours of a play to entertain somebody. You can entertain somebody in 30 seconds if you just do it right,” Niederhauser said. — Tyler Dunn/The Daily


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Spring elections resolved — for now

The prize of war

The Campus Activities Council spring allotted size, and Mock had the aforemenelection is finally over, thanks to the UOSA tioned mass emails. Superior Court ruling Matt Bruenig’s comBoth were issued a $20 fine, but these plaint against Melissa Mock’s campaign two infractions were incredibly different. invalid. Because of this decision we can Greg’s signs didn’t make it easier for stufinally state Melissa Mock is the new CAC dents to vote for him — Mock’s emails did. chairwoman. These punishments do not fit the crime. Bruenig, philosophy senior, filed a grievMaking the election season longer ance against Mock’s camwould allow for these inpaign in response to mass fractions to be properly inemails her supporters sent This entire election vestigated and dealt with encouraging students to accordingly. season has vote for Mock — an act proHowever, Thursday was revealed quite a few the UOSA inauguration. By hibited during campaigns. problems with how now, each of our elected ofThe court decided since Bruenig suffered no injuficials has been sworn into we handle electing ries — due to his senior stanew officials at OU.” office. tus and multiple columns in It is a perfect opportunity The Daily arguing against for our candidates to state voting during the elections — his griev- what they did not approve of during the ance was invalid. campaigns and how they intend to fix it. We are glad to finally be done with the This should be a top priority for UOSA. elections for CAC chair, but we are not For students who followed the election happy about how it was finalized. coverage, all the controversies and runoff The court revealed that if a concerned elections probably left a sour taste in their voter had filed the grievance or even if mouths. Greg Emde — Mock’s opponent in the Our newly elected officials need to find campaign — had filed a grievance then the a way to format a more functional election court could have acted on it. process. This election season revealed many We look forward to hearing from our problems with how we handle student- new officials and would like to encourage government elections at OU. them to make a statement to the student One way to rectify these problems is to body regarding how they will prevent fubegin the elections much earlier. ture infractions from happening. This would allow for proper analysis of the election. During this election, Emde Comment on this posted signs that were larger than the column at



Good Friday great opportunity for reading day Today is Good Friday — one of the holiest days in the in every syllabus states a student may miss would benefit students of all faiths. Christian year — and we are stuck sitting in class. class with no penalty on a religious holiOU could follow in the footsteps of STAFF COLUMN Unlike many other universities in America, OU has day. However, at this late point in the seother major, well-respected institutions school every day from the end of spring break to the end mester, students often find it easier to atby declaring a reading day on Good Kate McPherson on of finals week. tend class than to miss the myriad of tests, Friday. University of Virginia, University Considering the religious makeup of OU, that’s more projects, quizzes and finals reviews that of California-Berkeley, University of than a little ridiculous. An overwhelming number of in- dominate our schedules. Illinois, New York University and at least coming freshmen identify themselves Students shouldn’t be forced to choose 14 other major universities allow students a minimum of as Christians, according to data probetween keeping up with an ever-growing one day off of classes to prepare for their finals. However, at this late vided by University College. pile of homework and their faith. At several On these days, clubs or professors cannot hold any In 2009, 35 percent of freshmen universities — including the University of mandatory activities. Students are allowed time to cram point in the semester, who responded to a survey identiMississippi, University of Tennessee, Texas for finals or catch up on school assignments. More imstudents often find it fied as Christian — with 19 percent A&M and University of North Carolina — portantly, they’re given a much-needed break. easier to attend class as Catholic and 17 percent as Baptist. students have Good Friday off, either as a Putting a reading day on Good Friday would allow stuthan to miss the myriad Other Christian denominations had university-wide religious holiday or as a dents who wish to attend services to do so throughout of tests, projects, quizzes finals-preparation day. smaller percentages. the day. Those who did not want to go to church could This trend wasn’t unique to 2009. Certainly, not every student at OU sees use the day to prepare for their finals and semester projand finals reviews that Christian denominations represented dominate our schedules.” today as a religious holiday. One per- ects. Though the day off might be used for varying pura majority of the OU population from cent of students surveyed said they were poses, all students could benefit from a late spring read2004 to 2009. Jewish; 3 percent said they were “other.” I ing day. These numbers are certainly supported by the high suspect more people have joined the “other” category since number of active Christian organizations on campus — their freshman year. — Kate McPherson, which include Chi Alpha and Young Life. These students should not be marginalized, but the journalism sophomore A majority of OU’s students believe today is a holiday, faith of a large number of students ought to be respected. and yet school is still in session. A clause required to be Furthermore, a day off during this stressful time of year Comment on this column at


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Twitter power does not equal star power Charlie Sheen had better get ready to #win in the unemployment line. Although The Huffington Post reports STAFF COLUMN MN that Sheen will earn $1 million from Twitter endorsements and $7 million from his “My Sydney Allen n Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat is Not an Option” tour, Sheen previously made $1.25 million per episode on his CBS smash-hit comedy “Two and a Half Men.” TV seasons usually average at least 20 episodes. Sheen is missing out on more than $20 million by hocking his comedy in 140 character tweets and his “tour.” The tour has recently made headlines for, well, sucking. Although Sheen made some kind of rebound in his second performance, most reviews for the show have been negative.

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What does this mean for the Guinness World Record holder for Fastest Number of Twitter Followers? Not much; Sheen is pretty rich. I happen to think Sheen’s epic failure at being a professional outrage to society means a lot less to the average person. Twitter is not all it’s cracked up to be. With accounts such as RealWizKhallifa who market themselves as celebs but instead post random nothingness, a real celebrity on Twitter can’t expect to generate fame solely out of warlock stories and hashtags. Twitter can be used to spread the word about appearances or to generate a small amount of income through product endorsements, but a funny or mildly entertaining Twitter account does not make you a stand-up comedian,

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which the booing crowds who left Sheen’s first show in Detroit en masse proved. This is perhaps why Sheen keeps blabbing to anyone who will listen that he is in talks with CBS to get his cushy gig as Charlie Harper back. Perhaps Sheen has realized that Twitter fame cannot buy you real success. Or perhaps he’s just looking for that fat paycheck so he can once again have the riches to seduce an adult film star. Whatever the reasoning, the world will be much better off when those who seek fame in 140 characters or fewer choose to use their real talents to make names for themselves. — Sydney Allen, University College freshman

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GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Tackle your most important jobs early on, along with the ones you least like doing. As the day grinds on and wears you out, you may not be as careful as you need to be for the more tedious tasks.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- You could be remarkably perceptive when it comes to your hunches or intuition, especially concerning anything of a material nature. Act on any strong signals you get.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Just when you need it the most, the warmth and sociability you’ll unexpectedly experience will help restore your faith in mankind. People will treat you like the winner you are.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Even though you may feel a need to be around certain people, find some time for yourself whenever you can. You’ll function better if you can take a few breaks occasionally.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- People won’t dump their assignments on you just because they think you’re weak and won’t complain, but because they’ll see you are more competent than they are in handling onerous assignments.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- When you least expect it, a couple of secret ambitions could be fulfilled in some unusual ways. Make the most of this happy day.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- The organizational and managerial skills you possess are exceptionally prominent. It won’t be hard for you to find multiple ways to put them to outstanding uses. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Your boss might be instrumental in giving you the opportunity to show your stuff. Make the most of this chance to do a thorough job on something that’s dropped in your lap.

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mander’s org. 23 Run ___ (lose selfcontrol) 24 Carry on, as a war 25 Mythical goat-man 28 “Miracle on Ice” losing team 29 Pumpernickel alternative 32 Wedding dress material, perhaps 34 State firmly 35 Polka ___ (pattern) 36 One who commits grave offenses? 38 Mouthpuckering 39 Strict taskmaker 40 Sicilian volcano 41 ___ in Show

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TENNIS » Men to close out regular season today in Lincoln, Neb.


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The OU baseball team is in trouble. Since starting 16-0, the No. 11 Sooners are 11-11 and have lost three-of-four Big 12 series. Despite the setbacks, this year’s team (27-11, 7-7 Big 12) is one conference game better at this point in the season than last year’s squad and can still catch the leaders, Texas and Texas A&M. Senior third baseman and team captain Garrett Buechele seemed relaxed after Wednesday’s 5-2 win against Bacone and joked about having an almost-identical record as last season. So if the team captain doesn’t seem worried, why should fans be? The things that need to be addressed cannot be measured with stats or sabermetrics but impact the win-loss columns just as dramatically. OU lacks an identity and the attitude to make a return trip to Omaha, Neb., coach Sunny Golloway said. Last year, the team was quietly confident, able to stay patient while trailing in the standings. The Sooners have yet to display the same kind of confidence this season. “This year’s team hasn’t really found that stride yet,” Buechele said. “I know we will because we basically have the same team coming

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The OU baseball team will invite Nebraska to Norman this weekend for the last time. The Sooners will play their final three conference games against the Cornhuskers, who leave for the Big Ten after this season. It will be the end of a back-and-forth series. Oklahoma has the alltime lead, 115-94-1, but WHAT: OU vs. Nebraska Nebraska maintains a 2615-1 advantage since the WHEN: 6:30 tonight, formation of the Big 12. 2 p.m. Saturday, Nebraska (25-14, 5-7 Big 1 p.m. Sunday 12) is much improved from last season, sitting two WHERE: L. Dale Mitchell wins away from matchPark, Norman ing last season’s 27 with 17 games left on its schedule. The Sooners will seek to carry momentum from Wednesday’s 5-2 win against Bacone College into the weekend against the Huskers. Junior third baseman Garrett Buechele said now is the time for OU to make a run to the College World Series. “This is really the point last year where we started to click,” Buechele said. “People may be getting down on us, but we’ve got a great ballclub, and we’ve got to get it going in the right direction.” Despite OU’s conference record, Buechele said the Sooners still have a chance to take the Big 12. “I know we’ve kind of dug ourselves in a hole, but mathematically, we aren’t eliminated yet,” he said. “You’ve got to come out and perform on the weekends in the Big 12.” The Sooners will look to ace Michael Rocha to get things started at 6:30 tonight. The senior righty is 7-1 with a 1.09 ERA and 56 strikeouts. Rocha has been slightly better in Big 12 play with a 0.99 ERA in five conference starts. Senior outfielder Casey Johnson could be primed for a big week. In nine career games against Nebraska, he’s batted .344 with two homers and six RBIs.

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Junior outfielder Erik Ross bats during OU’s 5-2 win against Bacone on Wednesday. The Sooners are 11-11 after starting 16-0 this season and have a 7-7 conference record. back from last year — it’s just a matter of time before it starts clicking.” That attitude is exactly the problem: This year is not last year, and this team is not last year’s team. This OU baseball team cannot and should not try to have the same identity as last year’s squad. “[The identity] should be whatever it is,” Golloway said. “You get in trouble when you try to maintain. You’ve got to try to get better every day; I think that our identity needs to be that.” Golloway said players are not accepting their roles on


the team. There is a sense of entitlement from players who started during the College World Series last season and feel like they should start because of their performance in the CWS, he said. “When you feel entitled and don’t do what you’re supposed to, you’re never going to be a champion,” Golloway said. “That’s a big problem with what is going on right now.” The coach said there were 15 different conversations going on about things other than the game on the field Wednesday.

“We’ve got to wake up,” Golloway said. Here’s a wake-up call: There are only 18 games left. Four of those will be played away from Norman against top-25 opponents. Including this weekend’s series against Nebraska, 12 of those games are against conference opponents. OU could still win a Big 12 regular-season championship, but only if the push for Omaha starts this weekend. — Zack Hedrick, broadcast and electronic media sophomore

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Sooners seeking to regain ground Team to seek redemption against Texas A&M for recent slide in Big 12 conference standings



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After falling in a disappointing series against Missouri last weekend, the Sooner softball team will look for redemption against No. 19 Texas A&M this weekend at Marita Hynes Field. The first game starts at 7 tonight, and the series closes out at 2 p.m. Saturday. The Sooners took a tumble down the Big 12 standings after two losses to the Tigers. With a 6-5 JESSICA SHULTS record, OU now finds it» Year: self in the No. 6 position Sophomore after falling three spots » Position: from last week. Catcher The last time the » Hometown: Sooners lost more than Valencia, Calif. four Big 12 matchups was » Season stats: in 2006, and the Sooners 19 home runs, 44 hits, 56 RBIs, finished with a loss to .801 slugging percentage Michigan in the Ann Arbor Super Regional of the NCAA tournament. OU leads the overall series, 40-28, against A&M, including a series sweep last year in College Station, Texas. The last time A&M downed the Sooners at home was in 2007, and OU has won the last five meetings between the two teams. The Aggies are hitting .289 as a team and are led offensively by Rhiannon Kliesing, who has 15 home runs this season and is tied for second-most homers in the Big 12. However, Kliesing and the rest of the Big 12 sluggers are chasing OU sophomore catcher Jessica Shults for the conference’s home run top spot. Shults has 19 homers, a career high for the Valencia, Calif., native and is just one shy of tying OU’s single-season mark. Freshman center fielder Destinee Martinez continues to pace the Sooners and the Big 12 in hits this season. Martinez averages 1.35 hits per game with 62 total hits, six more than any other batter in the conference. During last weekend’s pitching duels, Martinez had four hits against Missouri’s Chelsea Thomas. The Sooners remain confident behind pitching ace Keilani Ricketts (20-9). Last weekend, the sophomore threw 327 pitches — 211 of which were strikes — with 29 strikeouts in the two losses. Ricketts currently sits in third place on OU’s all-time strikeouts list with 665. After the two-game series with Texas A&M, the Sooners will compete in the regular-season Bedlam series finale against Oklahoma State at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Stillwater.

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